Tories Attack Over Desmond Recovery
2 October 2018, 10:33 | Updated: 2 October 2018, 17:07
The Conservatives have attacked Cumbria County Council over how long Storm Desmond repairs are taking.
The Tories claim work on 500 roads and bridges is yet to start, three years on from the disaster.
They add £43million of government recovery money remains untouched.
Councillor James Airey said: “For thousands of residents who have had to put up with road diversions, closures and temporary traffic lights for three years, it will come as a real kick in the teeth to learn that the county council has failed to spend £43 million of road and bridge repair funding provided by the Government in the immediate aftermath of Storm Desmond.
“When our Labour and Liberal Democrat council receives Government funding for repairs and improvements, they are too often caught sitting on their hands to the detriment of our area and the people who live here.
“This is just the latest example and why the council now needs to take a no-holds-barred look at the way it goes about delivering infrastructure improvements in our county.”